Best Places to Work honoree Mark-Taylor is actively seeking team members to be part of its growing corps of professionals to manage new properties coming online this spring.Full and part-time positions are available, including assistant manager, leasing consultants, porters and maintenance technicians, for new luxury apartment communities throughout the Valley. The company is hoping to fill at least 20 positions, in addition to 40 recently hired positions to staff other new managed properties.Interested candidates are encouraged to complete an online application and research career opportunities, at www.mark-taylor.com/careers. Resumes can also be emailed to [email protected] or faxed to 480-281-5580.Mark-Taylor offers excellent long-term opportunities for individual interested in a career in the multifamily industry. Every employee is automatically enrolled in Mark-Taylor University, a state-of-the-art training program with customized courses and program to set employees on a path of continual success.Mark-Taylor benefits include medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, voluntary long-term disability, life and accidental disability, additional life, 401k and employee rental discounts. Career development paths are customized to foster growth through personal training programs designed to bring out the very best in each individual employee.
There is another big and complex problem that needs to be dealt with as the legal services market continues to change. Simply put, most clients, the general public and and small- and medium-sized enterprises, don’t know the difference between solicitors, lawyers, barristers and other qualified or non-qualified providers of legal services.The recent Ministry of Justice research Baseline survey to assess the impact of legal services reform provides strong evidence of this lack of understanding in the buyers of legal services. This confusion will hand a significant competitive advantage to any organisation that is willing to take advantage of it. The relaxation of barristers’ regulations can only complicate things further as legally qualified people of various types vie for the attention of clients by promoting their own type of legal solution. It appears to me as if the legal services industry is reorganising the deckchairs on its own Titanic. No one knows clearly where the ship is going and haven’t seen or can’t see the iceberg, faster ships and jet planes. OMG. ‘We are all going to drown!’ To cut through this lack of comprehension of the demand side of the market, we need to consider where is the benefit to the client of having a choice of lawyer types. That’s a benefit you can convey simply, as opposed to explaining the structure of the legal services industry. Benefits fall into a mixture of two types. Does the benefit save the client time/money/effort? Does it make them feel more secure, protected, happy – or even smug. It helps to split the benefits into three levels – why see a solicitor, why use your firm and why buy a particular service or solution. The conclusion from this analysis in your firm has then to be regularly and imaginatively presented to the clients you want in the future, through whatever medium suits your clients best. The research, and Marketlaw’s experience, show that if you tell your clients the value to them of what you can do, they won’t feel the need to understand if any other type of lawyer can help them.
Unsettled Super Eagles defender Azubuike Egwuekwe has joined Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Rivers United on a one-year deal.The former Warri Wolves centre-back, who was part of Nigeria’s 2013 AFCON-winning squad, teams up with Stanley Eguma’s men from Libyan outfit, Al Nasr Benghazi.“He (Egwuekwe) has a burning desire to work under me,” Rivers United coach Eguma said of the 30-year-old defence stalwart. “And I see him too as a player who will bring a lot of experience to the team.Download Audio“We are parading a lot of rookies in this team and I need somebody that will impart that needed experience to boost the team, their morale and psychology. So, Azubuike is one of those players who fall within that range.”The towering central defender was an unused substitute as Rivers United was forced to a 1-1 draw by CAF Champions League campaigners, Enyimba in friendly in Aba on Monday morning.The former KuPS of Finland and SuperSport United of South Africa player has been capped 35 times by Nigeria, and also represented the Super Eagles at the 2013 FIFA Confederation Cup and the 2014 World Cup both in Brazil.Related